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Today is the second day of Navrati. I prepared the Chickpeas Sundal as Neivedyam to Goddess Durga.
Sundal is a very common neivedyam recipe during festivals. Its also served as a prasadam at the temples. Chickpeas are packed with high protein content, so its considered as a healthy evening snack as well.
chick peas sundal recipe:
Dry Chickpeas – 1 cup
Slit green chilly- 3
Dry red chilly -2
Few curry leaves
A pinch of hing (asafatedia)
Fresh coconut – 3 tsps
Salt to taste
Lemon juice to taste and
Coriander leaves for garnish
Soak the chickpeas in some water for good 6 hrs. After they are soaked, add half tsp of salt to it. Pressure cook the chickpeas till soft but still holding its shape. Drain the water from the chickpeas.
In a pan add 2 tsps of oil, followed by 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds. When the mustard starts popping, add 1/2 tsp of chanada dal. 1/4 tsp of cumin seeds, dry chilly and the green chilly. Fry for few seconds, then add the hing.
Now add the boiled chickpeas, 2 tsps of coconut, salt to taste and lemon juice. Mix. Finally add some chopped coriander leaves and a tsp of freshly grated coconut on the top.
Serve as a Neivedyam to the goddess.
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